Manihot wild species as source of resistance to cassava green mites.
Wild cassava genotypes presented lesser fecundity of cassava green mites (Mononychellus tanajoa in relation to the cultivated species (Manihot esculenta)), selected as resistant to semi-arid conditions in Northeast Brazil. These results suggest the presence of high levels of source of resistance within wild species of Manihot.
Noronha, A.; Boaventura, V.; Cavalcante, A.; Caldas, R.; Alves, A. Manihot wild species as source of resistance to cassava green mites. Presented at the First Scientific Meeting of the Global Cassava Partnership (GCP-I), Ghent, Belgium, 21-25 July 2008. (2008) 1 pp.